Ridley & Hall is an award-winning firm of solicitors, based in Yorkshire, but with a national profile. We are passionate about making a difference to peoples’ lives by being innovative and forward thinking. We care about helping our clients to solve their legal problems. We avoid complicated legal jargon and are clear about the cost involved of any advice that we give.

Ridley & Hall has excellent Family & Matrimonial and Care Proceedings & Adoption teams which have been recommended by the legal publication the Legal 500. We specialise in divorce, financial relief, children, grandparents’ issues and kinship care.

We have nationally-recognised expertise in Community Care Law, supporting individuals and families in their challenges to local authorities.

The excellence of the probate and trusts work carried out by our Wills & Probate team is also recognised by the Legal 500. The team works closely with our Contentious Probate specialists in resolving often complex and high value inheritance disputes. The firm’s Court of Protection team can help with powers of attorney and all issues relating to loss of mental capacity.

We recognise that buying or selling a house can be a hugely stressful experience for many people. Our Residential and Commercial Property teams have a friendly and professional approach. We were one of the first firms in the country to gain accreditation in the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, meeting the highest possible standards for the residential conveyancing process.

Our experienced Personal Injury lawyers deliver a friendly, personal service to accident victims and their families. We have a particular interest in accidents involving cyclists.

Expert Opinion

Soaring use of kinship care in N Ireland

The figures referred to in the article highlight firstly the challenging issues of child abuse and the reality the Social Services need kinship carers!

Mr Downey said the Trust had the highest incident of ‘Looked After Children’ in Northern Ireland.

He added that around 40% of these children - 252- were being cared for by relatives (kinship care), a 12% increase since March.

“We have the highest rates of growth in kinship care in Northern Ireland,” Mr Downey told the board.
Ridley and Hall in landmark adoption case

The case referred to involved foster to adopt foster carer represented by Ridley and Hall. It was nail biting stuff. Thankfully the court recognised their remarkable love commitment and attachment to the child.

A family court judge has rejected a last-minute attempt to halt the adoption of a baby boy by his birth parents and grandmother.
It may be Wisconsin - the issues are unversal!

It isn't just in England and Wales that good adoption support and funding are needed. This article deals with Wisconsin and how the state is responding.

A family court judge has rejected a last-minute attempt to halt the adoption of a baby boy by his birth parents and grandmother.
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